We no longer offer silver/amalgam fillings. Tooth Colored fillings have become the standard of care in modern dentistry. These resin fillings are bonded to tooth structure allowing us to be more conservative in our preparation, create less stress on the tooth (less chance for tooth fracture), reduce post-operative sensitivity and provide a more esthetic appearance.
Crowns are a full coverage restoration that are recommended for several reasons:
- Stained/discolored teeth
- Fractured/broken teeth
- Teeth that have large fillings that are cracking or leaking
- Teeth that have been root canal treated
Crowns may be fabricated from several material options:
- Ceramic (several options)
- Combination of metal and ceramic
A Bridge is a full coverage restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented in place (much like a single unit crown).
Both crowns and bridges take 2-3 visits to ensure proper preparation, fit and esthetics.
Implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing tooth/teeth; these may be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or support a denture. An implant is made of titanium and is placed directly into the bone. This is an excellent option for restoring function and esthetics.
* We have great relationships with many of the best specialists in the area; together we work as a team.
Removable Partial Denture/Full Denture
A denture is a good option to replace one or all missing teeth. The cost is relatively low. A partial denture can be fabricated out of several different material options based on function and esthetics.
Dental emergencies can be addressed, in our office, in a timely manner.
Emergencies may include:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Lost or broken filling
- Loose teeth
Many of these situations can be addressed in this office. If the emergency is something that needs to be treated by a specialist, we will work to make you comfortable and often aid in scheduling that much needed appointment.
Our office provides our patients with comprehensive preventative care. We spend time with each patient reviewing their specific oral health needs. If you require further periodontal attention, we have a program geared to education and implementation of therapy to help regain control over your periodontal health.
We see children as young as 3 years old.
Whitening your teeth can bring your smile alive! Before you whiten your teeth you should check the strength and condition of your teeth with a thorough exam.
There are many reasons why teeth become discolored. Some conditions cannot be changed by teeth whitening alone. Teeth may become stained / discolored for some of the following reasons:
- Tetracycline (antibiotic) staining
- Excessive fluoride
- Trauma (injury) to the teeth
- Pulp (nerve) degeneration
- Restorative materials (silver fillings)
- Aging/thinning enamel
- Use of pigmented foods or drinks, such as coffee, tea or tobacco
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*Sometimes we recommend a combination of both to give you the best results in the least amount of time.
In-office ZOOM Whitening
The procedure is approximately 1 1/2 hours in the dental chair.
This procedure involves wearing a custom-fitted trays containing tooth-whitening gel. You must wear these trays for a period of days or weeks as we prescribe for your situation. In many cases, nighttime application alone is sufficient to achieve the results you desire.
Are touch ups ever required?
To stay whiter and brighter, your teeth may require periodic touch ups requiring that you wear your appliance with the whitening solution for a few days to a week.
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is attached directly to the existing tooth structure. Some minor preparation is involved. In some cases, there is no need to place a temporary. The veneers are bonded directly to the teeth.
Veneers are used for:
- Stained/discolored teeth
- Malformed teeth
- Crooked teeth (minor cases)
- Fractured/chipped teeth